E5-2696 v4 (22 cores) under $200

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from the xeon scalables we have learned there is another important CPU parameter TDC (thermal design current)
that prevents motherboards from working.
the ME/SPS compares the capability of the VRM section with the TDC value of the CPU, if the TDC is higher than the CPU won't start.
note in this case no x86 code is executed - CPU conf. registers are accessed by DMI.
 
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Anyone compared idle of these vs 2697 v3 and 2699 v3 ?
what about overall performance in real-world not just pasmark :) worth the upgrade?
Extrapolating from passmark. :D

The single thread performance will probably feel exactly the same. I really can't notice 100 difference on passmark on the single thread when using a system. but what would be noticeable would be those 4 extra cores on the 2699, so I'd say in a highly multithreaded workload, the 2699 would definitely show a little more speed.
 

EasyRhino

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I think I saw the mispriced 2680 v4. The description says 2640 but the picture says 2680.
I ordered one hope it works out!
 
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cool, let me know when it's closer to $100 :)

I also noticed other parts dropping in price last few months. The cheapest 2680 v4's are close to $80 now.
2680 v4 has been quite a bit overpriced and needing a drop for a while now.
The higher 2683 v4 has been at 65-80$ since atleast october while 2680 has been sitting at its former pricing.
 
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Unfortunately for me, it doesn't appear to be supported on my board - asrock x99m killer. I think the TDP is too high.
had a E5-2687W V4 QK99 160W working on a X99M Killer.
the TDC is the limit. 189A works, 199A not.
 
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Wow. Nice find. I'm always too late...
It's not too late. Next week will be the end of the quarter / fiscal year. Some sellers will want to window dress financials and might take lower offers. Crypto miners are selling out and further driving down prices, even on GPUs that haven't been abused. Should be a good time to get deals on decent parts if you can find a trustworthy seller. There are at least a few serious sellers with lots of E5-2696 v4 stock. I'd bet one of them will be willing to take less than $200 next week.
 

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That is tempting. But what system would I put it in? I have had bad luck with the Chinese "X99" boards, and I passed on that Dell PowerEdge barebone deal that came through a while ago.
If sticking with this generation, the Asus X99 stuff is about as good as you can get, I can confirm the X99_WS IPMI works fine with this cpu. not to self promote(sold 100+ ) but you can find them on ebay in the ~$200 range, high compared to the Chinese x99 but much higher quality.,
 

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I can confirm the X99_WS IPMI works fine with this cpu. not to self promote(sold 100+ ) ...
The manual states:
Expansion Slots:
40-Lane CPU-
5 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (single at x16, dual at x16/x16, triple at x16/x16/x8, quintuple at x8/x8/x8/x8/x8 mode)
Does it really not support x16/x8/x8/x8 ?
Thanks.
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"It's a sin to waste food PCIe lanes."
 

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The manual states:

Does it really not support x16/x8/x8/x8 ?
Thanks.
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"It's a sin to waste food PCIe lanes."
Not sure, but if I had a guess that is correct. The core market for the X99 chipset wasn't server CPU's that was just a nice bonus (like the even older x79) but the X299 dropped that sadly and pushed the limited selection of CPUS.
 

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Mine were from ccnytech on ebay. I found it by searching for the 2680's sSpec, SR2N7, which the listing correctly included.
so weirdly, the listing error mistake wasn't the same seller. but a different one:
(still has 2 cpus left at this time of posting).

I just received mine and it really was a 2680v4, like the photo, and shows all 14 cores in esxi!
 
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so weirdly, the listing error mistake wasn't the same seller. but a different one:
(still has 2 cpus left at this time of posting).

I just received mine and it really was a 2680v4, like the photo, and shows all 14 cores in esxi!
I'd buy them if I didn't just order a pair of 2698v3s. Dang thats a good deal.
 
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